August Reading Wrap Up

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Happy September Bookish Babes! As you may have noticed the blog looks a bit different. I decided to completely revamp the layout and posting schedule over the labor day weekend. I will now be posting 3 days a week! My goal is for Monday – Wednesday – Friday but that might not always be the case (such as this week). Let me know what you think about the changes, I hope you like it!

Let’s get into my thought about the books I read in August.

This is Me. by C.E. Wilson

You may remember a while back C.E. Wilson graciously provided me with a copy of The Boy with Words. After that review she sent me another book to review – This is Me. I’ve actually written a full review posts on this one which you can check out here. In short I enjoyed The Boy with Words more, but the concept for This is Me was unique and interesting.

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

You guys, I didn’t even know this was being made into a movie until the trailer dropped! This has been on my to read list for a while now and when I found out the movie adaptation was coming out soon I pushed it to the top of my list. I really loved this book and found it a very unique twist on the classic zombie story. The relationship between Melanie and Ms. Justineau played out beautifully and I can’t wait to see how it translates on the big screen. This book had me engaged and curious throughout the whole thing, I recommend checking it out!

The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

This was one I added to my TBR pile when I saw the first trailer for the movie adaptation. The movie has a stellar cast and looks like such a great inspirational true story, however the book disappointed me. Oh my lord I didn’t know an inspirational story could be so incredibly boring. The author spends a lot of time mentioning side characters and their family history and I found it made the core story very muddled and confusing. There were many characters that I did not understand their purpose to the story or why they were even mentioned. I don’t recommend checking this one out, but I hope they do a more cohesive job with the movie.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Well, majority of my books this month were anticipation of movie adaptations coming out. I actually had not planned on reading this one, however I picked it up at a library sale a few months back ($3 for a box full!) and figured why not go ahead and read it. My feelings about this book are pretty conflicted….there were some parts of the story that I really enjoyed and could not put down, but other parts I found to be frustrating and slow. I also found that the author romanticized parenting quite a bit which prevented myself from fully immersing in the story at times.

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

My goal was to read this book before the movie came out in October….and then as soon as I finish the book the movie release date gets moved out to December! Despite that timing hiccup I really enjoyed this book. This is a short, but highly impactful story that explores the acceptance process of death. I think this is an excellent book for kids who are dealing with death for the first time, and heck it’s great for adults too. I loved the monster and think that a movie adaptation of this could be really excellent.

 

That wraps up the books I read in August! What has everyone been reading lately? I would love to chat about it in the comments or on any of these other social media platforms:

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